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Dave Boyer

Dave Boyer is a White House correspondent for The Washington Times. A native of Allentown, Pa., Boyer worked for the Philadelphia Inquirer from 2002 to 2011 and also has covered Congress for the Times. He is a graduate of Penn State University. Boyer can be reached at [email protected].

Articles by Dave Boyer

Donald Trump advocates "extreme vetting" of immigrants from predominantly Muslim nations to weed out potential terrorists, coupled with aggressive coalition military operations in the Middle East. (Associated Press)

Donald Trump vows to ramp up aggression in terror fight, 'bomb the s---' out of extremists

The Islamic State, belittled by President Obama just two years ago as a "JV" terrorist group, will dominate the attention of newly elected President Hillary Clinton or President Donald Trump as they face the challenge of taking on the extremists abroad and while preventing another Orlando-style attack that could shake public confidence in the next administration just as it's leaving the starting gate. Published September 15, 2016

President Barack Obama speaks at campaign event for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016, at Eakins Oval in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Obama calls effort to impeach IRS commissioner 'crazy'

President Obama told wealthy Democratic donors Tuesday night that House Republicans' attempt to impeach IRS Commissioner John Koskinen is a "crazy" move based on an "inadvertent" failure to provide documents that lawmakers had subpoenaed. Published September 13, 2016

FILE - In this June 27, 2006 file photo, reviewed by a Defense Department, U.S. military guards walk within Camp Delta military-run prison, at the Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base, Cuba. A federal appeals court expressed concerns on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016, about the prospect of ordering the Obama administration to release graphic videos of a former Guantanamo Bay inmate being force-fed during a hunger strike.  (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)

White House issues veto threat over Gitmo bill

The White House issued a veto threat Tuesday over a House bill that would prohibit the use of federal funds to transfer any terrorism detainees from the Guantanamo Bay military prison in Cuba to the mainland U.S. or another country. Published September 13, 2016

In this Feb. 10, 2016, file photo, Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner John Koskinen testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Conservatives are pushing to force an election-season House vote on impeaching IRS chief John Koskinen, despite misgivings by many Republicans and solid Democratic opposition that means Congress lacks the votes to ultimately remove him from office. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

Conservatives begin impeachment process for IRS commissioner

House conservatives pulled the trigger Tuesday on the process to begin impeachment of IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, rejecting appeals from fellow Republicans and from the commissioner himself to set the matter aside. Published September 13, 2016

China's paramilitary police patrol as containers are loaded on to a cargo ship for export at a port in Qingdao in east China's Shandong province on Sept. 8, 2016. China's exports rose in August for the first time in two years, while the contraction in imports narrowed in a positive sign for global economic growth. (Chinatopix via AP)

U.S. challenges China grain subsidies at WTO

The Obama administration filed a challenge against China Tuesday at the World Trade Organization, accusing Beijing of breaking trade rules on its price supports for domestic production of rice, wheat and corn. Published September 13, 2016

President Obama will attend a rally for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on Tuesday in Philadelphia. Pennsylvania is a crucial battleground state where Mrs. Clinton's lead over Republican Donald Trump has shrunk to six percentage points, down from nine a month ago. (Associated Press)

Obama hits campaign trail for Clinton

President Obama returns to the campaign trail for Hillary Clinton Tuesday at a critical and awkward moment, with the candidate laid up with pneumonia and even top Democrats acknowledging that her campaign is in trouble. Published September 12, 2016

President Obama has said his commuting prisoner sentencing is aimed at addressing disparities in sentences given to minorities. (Associated Press)

Obama's push for commutations comes amid spike in crime

As President Obama picks up the pace of commuting prison sentences for federal drug offenders, he's releasing some of the same people that former President Bill Clinton threw the book at 20 years ago. Published September 12, 2016

President Barack Obama speaks at a memorial ceremony at the Pentagon to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016.  (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Obama still plans veto of 9/11 compensation bill

President Obama still intends to veto a bill that would allow families of the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks to sue the government of Saudi Arabia, saying it would expose U.S. personnel overseas to retaliatory lawsuits. Published September 12, 2016

In this Dec. 9, 2015, file photo, President Barack Obama speaks with House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., right, during a commemoration ceremony for the 150th anniversary of the ratification of the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which abolished slavery in the United States, in Emancipation Hall on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) ** FILE **

Obama, Hill leaders meet ahead of federal funding deadline

President Obama is meeting with the top four leaders of Congress Monday afternoon to negotiate an election-season agreement to keep the government open beyond Sept. 30, including the likely addition of more than $1 billion to address the Zika crisis. Published September 12, 2016

In this July 21, 2016, file photo, President Barack Obama speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

Obama marks 9/11 anniversary with plea for unity

As Americans commemorated the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, President Obama said Sunday that the U.S. must resist extremists' efforts to divide the country. Published September 11, 2016

U.S. President Barack Obama, left,  and South Korean President Park Geun-hye shake hands after speaking to the media at the conclusion of a bilateral meeting in Vientiane, Laos, Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) ** FILE **

Obama calls South Korea and Japan after North Korea's nuclear test

Returning home on Air Force One, President Obama spoke by phone overnight with the leaders of South Korea and Japan to reaffirm the U.S. commitment to their security after the latest suspected underground nuclear warhead test explosion by North Korea. Published September 9, 2016